The Biological Sciences Department offers research opportunities for qualified
undergraduate students - a distinct departure from most colleges where
such opportunities are reserved for graduate students.
Students with a strong
academic record and an interest in research are encouraged to work with one
or more of the faculty on selected laboratory projects. Old
Westbury students work on the cutting edge of science. They become familiar
with state-of-the-art instrumentation and computer technology. They visit
with invited lecturers. They present the results of their own research at
statewide, national and international conferences.
Several students have conducted research in countries such as France, Italy
and China through our Fogarty International Research Program. Summer internships
are also available in neighboring corporations and laboratories.
The following topics represent some of the research interests of the Biological
- Neuro- and immunotoxicology
- Microbiale ecology and biodeterioriation
- Women's health
- International health care systems
- Immune and central nervous systems interactions
- Opiod neurobiological mechanisms
- Neuroimmunology of invertebrates
The SUNY Neuroscience Research Institute
To advance research into the cellular and molecular neural processes concerned
with opiate and opioid signaling and to provide research training and opportunities
for students to learn advanced laboratory and research skills, Distinguished
Teaching Professor George Stefano led the College to develop the SUNY
Neuroscience Research Institute.
In addition to the scientific findings and technical education provided through
its work, SUNYNRI works to provide incentives for its students to continue
their education in the field of research. To support its efforts, SUNYNRI has
received funding from The National Institute of Mental Health, The National
Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH - Fogarty International Center, Mind/Body Medical
Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lifewaves International, and
Cell Dynamics Incorporated.
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